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Yet Another Successful Rescue !

It always pleases me when a customer brings me a family heirloom to be restored…. there’s something kind of magical about a grandfather’s rifle that evokes special memories, so this “rescue” – like all the others – had special meaning … Continue reading

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Marlin Model 80 DL – Rescued

Word of mouth advertising is almost always the best kind, no matter your business model. When a fellow spotted an old Winchester I’d just restored he sent me this Marlin Model 80 to be refurbished. I got to work, and … Continue reading

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The Crowning Touch

When it comes to rifle restoration and custom gunsmith work, there’s no substitute for having the right tools for the job. Often, old rifles come to me with gouged and banged-up barrels, and a new crown cut into the muzzle … Continue reading

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Next Up – the Winchester Model 67

It was 1934 when Winchester Repeating Arms introduced the Model 67, a bolt action, single shot .22 caliber rifle. Not long ago, a good friend presented me with an old rifle and a familiar story. His grandfather had taught him … Continue reading

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Unsolicited

A few days ago, I had the pleasure of speaking with one of the finest custom leather craftsmen in the country, Marty Overstreet of Circle Bar T Leatherworks.¬†Much like myself, Marty is a one-man shop catering to a specific need, … Continue reading

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How To Dress Up A Rifle Stock

Since the rimfire community has been so good to me, I wanted to “give back” a little by sharing my method for dressing up a rifle stock with a polymer spacer. Doing so gives the rifle a touch of class … Continue reading

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Custom Marlin Model 60

This older Marlin rifle came to me from a relative’s estate, and I’ve worked hard to give it new life. The plain birch stock was replaced, the action tuned, and I added the scope.¬† That fancy jeweling on the bolt … Continue reading

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